Check before EXCHANGING... but HOW ?

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  1. gsoul2soul

    gsoul2soul WOW... are you?

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    I want to exchange my older (3 years old) "Seagate 80 GB HD"... with a new "Samsung 80 GB / 7200 rpm" HD

    But before i switch... I want to see, if NEW HD has error or not... you know "Bad Sector" and all

    Anyways I can see ? (the NEW 80 GB is in NTFS format)

    Please... help!!!
     
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    In windowsxp, if you do a chkdsk, it gives you details on whether a drive has bad sectors or not. To do chdsk - start >> run. type chkdsk x: where x is the letter of the drive. Do this for all drives, at the end of the test it'll give you results saying "x kb in bad sectors." You're lucky if the x here is 0. If not, all I can tell you is - Don't buy.
     
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    gsoul2soul WOW... are you?

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    well.. it does work :) thanks...

    ********* BUT *********

    how can i see the result ?

    My computer...will close the cmd prompt soooo FAST :(

    i can barely read the result :(

    Do you have good softwares and all ? to see, in windows itself ?

    thx
    Soul
     
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    Windows is the best software you'll need.
    Do this -
    Start >> Run. Type "cmd" then press enter. You should get a ms-dos style command prompt box.
    *. Now type chkdsk x: where x: is your drive letter. The rest is as I said in that post, only this time, the command prompt window wont close after completion. It'll stay open for you to view. See the x kb in bad sectors line. :)
     
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    gsoul2soul WOW... are you?

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    i just checked me disks (old ones)

    and... in C: the result shows this:

    8193118 KB total disk space.
    3751456 KB in 28381 files.
    9432 KB in 2353 indexes.
    0 KB in bad sectors.

    Now.. .that "0 KB in bad sectors"... came up !!!

    in other partition... when i check " nothing with bad sector showed"

    so... that means there is Bad sector in C: ?
    (it's just that there is no, data in it? ) HELP !!!
     
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    Hi akshayt

    that was a very helpful tip...I used to check for bad sectors in dod mode when I use to have win98se...but when I switched to XP a couple of years ago I struggeld a great deal to get the results in XP until today. Thanks for your tip. BTW you replied gsoul2soul with "hdtach" ...what does that mean?
     
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    typed in cmd,but when it starts up it shows 'C:\Documents and Settings\welcome>'
    so what should i do now?
     
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